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Is there a way to avoid entering a password in the process of booting up? I am using a new and latest installation of Ubuntu, with Gnome desktop in it.

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Do you mean before the graphical interface is loaded? –  txwikinger Aug 4 '10 at 20:52
    
No. The password request is via the GUI. –  user425 Aug 4 '10 at 21:16
    
possible duplicate of How do I set up automatic login? –  8128 Mar 5 '12 at 15:29
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System → Administration → Login Screen. Unlock the dialog and choose what account to log in automatically as.

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You might have installed Ubuntu with the whole partition being encrypted. This will require you to enter a password before it can boot the system. If you want to avoid this, you should not choose the option for full partition encryption.

See also here

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How would I verify that the partition was encrypted? I tried the System -> admin -> login screen -> unlock advice, and the password is still requested. –  user425 Aug 4 '10 at 21:08
    
You could boot from the liveCD and try to mount the partition. If you cannot do it, it is probably encrypted. It probably ask you for some information regarding encryption. –  txwikinger Aug 4 '10 at 21:36
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Do you mean the password request to unlock your keyring? If so, refer to this - http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/questions/867/how-can-i-stop-being-prompted-to-unlock-the-default-keyring-on-boot

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